DCAN Update | Nov. 4, 2020
Connecting students with free money!
DCAN is celebrating the power of scholarships all November long!
Follow along on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the scholarship of the day. 

Encourage your students to apply and get free money for college.

We have also put together a growing scholarship list for your reference—check it out below!
Connecting you with a network of support
We're thrilled to launch the DCAN Asset Map—a digital resource with our partner high schools and organizations that details the college preparation assets and resources available to the DCAN network.

If your organization's information is not correct, please use the following links to update:

If you have questions about how to use this new tool, send us an email here!
Let DCAN help lighten your FAFSA load!
FAFSA Campaign Support

Counselors can use this form link to request support with carrying out your FAFSA event, campaign or initiatives. 
Student Support

DCAN is offering one-on-one student support with the FAFSA application!

Your students fill out the request form and a DCAN team member will reach out to them to set up a 45-minute session to complete their FAFSA.
Detroit College Challenge & cash for essays opportunities
DCAN and Get Schooled Detroit College Challenge

DCAN and Get Schooled are teaming up again for the 2020-2021 school year!

Get Schooled is a free, digital college and job advisor that helps young people get a college degree, find first jobs and succeed at both.

This year we will be running the Detroit College Challenge again, with a few differences:

  • School facilitator and student incentives, resources and bundles remain
  • Mini challenges each month
  • Moving forward, badges to complete and grant money are unfortunately being removed

Contact lindsay@detroitcan.org with any questions or concerns and stay tuned for more information! 
Get Schooled Essay Contest—call all your seniors!

Have your seniors submit their college application essays to Get Schooled to receive suggestions, edits and feedback from a professional.

Everyone who submits an essay in the month of November will be entered in to win a $20 gift card—one winner will be chosen each week!

Contact lindsay@detroitcan.org with any questions or concerns and stay tuned for more giveaways!
Spreading the word about trade & skilled career opportunities
Let's spread the word about trade and skilled career programs and opportunities in Detroit.

DCAN is collecting data from trade and skills programs to add to our network and resources. 

Click below to share the trade and skills enrollment form for trade program partners to fill in their enrollment requirements.
Incentives, SAT cutoffs and webinar
Class of 2021: School Incentive Opportunity

The Detroit Promise is providing incentives to schools who sign up and support their students with Promise registration and FAFSA. 

  1. Complete your incentive registration form HERE.  
  2. Complete the ACH form HERE
  3. Earn $200 each time you get your school to a milestone by the deadline. 

Questions? Email info@detroitpromise.com.
SAT Cutoff Scores

Detroit Promise university and college partners have revised the SAT cutoff for the four year component of the scholarship.
Detroit Promise Webinar

Please RSVP for the next Detroit Promise Webinar by completing the form below.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020
Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Virtual
Nov. 10 & 12
2020 Metro Detroit College Access and Success Summit: Nov. 10 & 12

We're doing things a little different this year! The event will be held virtually over the course of two days instead of one.

Dates: Nov. 10 & 12
Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m. 
SCECH credits will be provided. If you can only make it one day or the other, that is okay! The agenda and breakouts will be sent out prior to the event. Further instructions on zoom details will be provided after you register via email.
Your voice is needed!
Strategic Community Partners is facilitating a feasibility study on creating a transformative college access and success center in Detroit. This center would support youth and adults, alike, in gaining access to support, resources to colleges and universities via this center. As we take a local look, your voice as a member of the Detroit community is vital.

Sign-up now to participate in a listening session the week of November 9-12th, as we host various group sessions to hear from you. 

The following options are available:
●     Higher education staff/administrator, Nov. 9 (5:30-7 p.m.)
●     Community based organization staff, Nov. 10 (5:30-7 p.m.)
●     High school (junior/senior) or college student, Nov. 11 (4:30-6 p.m.)
●     Parent and family members, Nov. 11 (6:30-8 p.m.)
●     Educators, Nov. 12 (6:30-8 p.m.)
"Some Detroit Students Need More Support In College. A New Team Of Charter Schools Wants To Change That."

Read more from Chalkbeat here.
CONNECT: Detroit College Access Network